Dog recovering after being discovered with untreated skin condition

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A YOUNG Scottie dog has been rescued after being discovered suffering from an untreated skin condition.

The Scottish SPCA was alerted by a resident in Lumphinnans who discovered the black Scottish terrier in a garden on Monday morning.

Now named Dougie, the dog is receiving treatment at the charity’s Edinburgh and Lothians Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre.

Senior Inspector John Chisholm said, “Dougie is around one to two years old and is a very friendly wee guy.

“We can’t be sure if he has been purposefully abandoned in the garden or if he was straying and a passer by put him there.

“He was wearing a brown leather collar but had no other identification and we are keen to trace his owner.

“Poor Dougie is suffering from a painful skin condition which has been left untreated and the fur on his back legs was badly matted when he was found.

“It’s likely he has been living in an outdoor kennel as he’s not as clean as we’d expect a dog who has been kept indoors to be.

“Thankfully, he is now receiving the treatment he needs and is recovering well.”

 

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Scottish SPCA Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999.

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